Banks to shut down, join NLC strike, ahead of Presidential Petition Judgements

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) on Monday, September 4, issued a statement saying all bank branches would be shut ahead of NLC’s two-day warning strike beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Coincidentally, the warning strike is coming as the Presidential election tribunal is set to deliver to judgment, on Wednesday 6th of September, in Atiku, Obi, and APM petition against President Bola Tinubu and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to reports, the statement said the notice aligns with the resolution of the Nigeria Labour Congress to embark on a strike to protest the hardships caused by the petrol subsidy removal and to warn the government to stop meddling in the internal affairs of unions.

The statement reads, “In the line with the communique issued after the meeting of National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) held on Thursday, 31st August 2023 that all affiliates should direct all its members to commence two days’ withdrawer of services from Tuesday & Wednesday the 5th and 6th September, 2023.

The directives is imperative to get the needed attention of government and warn it off its new found love of meddling in the internal affairs of unions rather than address the punishing economic circumstances we find ourselves.

We hereby direct all our organs to comply with this directive by ensuring all our members stay off duties for the two days.”